citrus tree - Knowledgebase Question

Anaheim, Ca
Question by quilttoni
August 30, 2008
My citrus tree appears to have curly leaf and a type of bug that is eating the leaf from the underside. I am also experiencing a new batch of white flies.
Do you know of anything that can take care of all three and still be safe for myself and the fruit on the tree. Thanks!!

Answer from NGA
August 30, 2008


Curled leaves usually indicate a pest problem. Aphid feeding can cause leaves to curl so that's probably the problem. Since both apids and white flies can be discouraged or controlled with insecticidal soap applications, that's what I would recommend using on your tree. Be sure to spray the undersides of the leaves to get the aphids. If you spray in the early morning or just at dusk, after the whiteflies have settled down for the night, the sprays will be more effective. Be sure to read the label and apply according to directions.

Best wishes with your citrus tree!

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